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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Hanson, Bert, 1901 - Papers, 1972 - 1979

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Hanson, Bert, 1901 - . Papers, 1972 - 1979.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1241

Hanson, Bert, 1901 -. Papers, 1972 - 1979. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1241. 4 folders, 1 audiocassette tape, and 1 CD duplicate of the audiocassette.


This collection consists of items relating to Bert Hanson, of Vernon Center, Minnesota. The compilation contains an audiocassette tape, a CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and transcript of an oral history interview conducted with Hanson on May 7, 1976. In addition, there is a typescript of reminiscences written by Hanson. This work discusses the changes made in farming in the sixty-year period he was involved in it. Also included in the collection are photocopies of Hanson's newspaper column, which was published in The Land. The collection also includes a newspaper clipping of a photograph of Hanson and his wife, and a negative photographic copy of a 1972 newspaper article about Hanson.

Biographical Note: Historical Note:

Bert Hanson was born on August 13, 1901 in Donovan, Illinois. He moved to Minnesota in 1910, where his family settled on a farm six miles northwest of Mankato, near the town of Kern, in Nicollet County. He married Esther Irene Anderson of Diles, Iowa, on June 2, 1925. They had five children together. Hanson's family has farmed in its present location since 1932. Shadybrook Farm is a few miles north of Vernon Center on Highway 169, and was the site of Farmfest 1972.

Biographical information obtained from Bert Hanson.


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Collection Citation:

Hanson, Bert, 1901 -. Papers, 1972 - 1979. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1241, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Bert Hanson donated this collection in April 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000. Kieu Cao updated finding aid in February 2017.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Bert Hanson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Hanson, Bert, 1901 - .
Farms-Minnesota-Blue Earth County.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1241



Newspaper Articles by Hanson, 1972 - 1979



Oral History Interview, Audio CD, 1976



Oral History Interview, Audiocassette, 1976



Oral History Interview, Transcript, 1976



Reminiscences by Hanson, Rough Draft, 1976



Reminiscences by Hanson, 1976